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Principal Research Fellow
Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O. & Rieser, V. (2016). Natural Language Generation enhances human decision-making with uncertain information. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 264. ISBN 978-1-945626-01-2
Decision-making is often dependent on
uncertain data, e.g. data associated with
confidence scores or probabilities. We
present a comparison of different informa-
Quinton, M., McGregor, I. & Benyon, D. (2016). Sonifying the solar system. In The 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2016)
Sound is potentially an effective way of analysing data and it is possible to simultaneously interpret layers of sounds and identify changes. Multiple attempts to use sound wi...
Flint, T., Turner, P. & Banach, A. (2016). The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park. In Read, J. C. & Stenton, P. (Eds.). IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 680-683. doi:10.1145/2930674.2938613. ISBN 9781450343138
This is a demonstration of a Minecraft facsimile of
Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park on the outskirts of
Edinburgh. With the cooperation of primary school
children we develop...
Do-It-Yourself networking refers to a conceptual approach to the use of low-cost hardware and wireless technology in deploying lo...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapi...
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor.
Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks an...
24 November 2017
15 June 2016
RBS approached Dr Oli Mival, Principal Research Fellow in the Centre fro Interaction Design, to undertake a program of review of their UX activities and methods with the aim o...
Senior Research and Innovation Web Content Officer
Velloso, E., Wirth, M., Weichel, C., Esteves, A. & Gellersen, H. (2016). AmbiGaze: Direct Control of Ambient Devices by Gaze. In DIS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 812-817. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901867. ISBN 9781450340311
Eye tracking offers many opportunities for direct device control in smart environments, but issues such as the need for calibration and the Midas touch problem make it impract...
Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O. (in press). How to Talk to Strangers: generating medical reports for first time users.
We propose a novel approach for handling first-time
users in the context of automatic report generation from timeseries
data in the health domain. Handling first-time users is...
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D. & Rieser, V. (2015). The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. In 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
Dionisio, M., Gujaran, A., Pinto, M. & Esteves, A. (2015). Fall of Humans: Interactive tabletop games and transmedia storytelling. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, 401-404. doi:10.1145/2817721.2823477. ISBN 978-1-4503-3899-8
This paper illustrates how transmedia storytelling can help introduce players to interactive tabletop games. To do so, we developed Fall of Humans (FoH), an experience that ta...
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2015). Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the people. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3740.2083
The study of cities has risen to the top of research agendas in the last decade, raising the question of how to study something as vast and eclectic as cities. This paper prop...
Ammeloot, A., Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2015). Design principles for collaborative device ecologies. In Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference, 255-256. doi:10.1145/2783446.2783598. ISBN 978-1-4503-3643-7
This paper describes the ongoing investigation of interaction design issues related to collaborative activities in device ecologies, mixing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and sm...
Hetherington, R. (2015). The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies. doi:10.1145/2814464.2814478
In a pilot study, participants were asked to watch sets of short movie excerpts featuring performances of a human actor, and 5 animated characters of varying human likeness an...
Smyth, M., Helgason, I. & Mitrovic, I. (2015). City | Data | Future: Envisioning Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 373-374. doi:10.1145/2757226.2757380. ISBN 978-1-4503-3598-0
The City | Data | Future installation is a collection of “design fiction” video scenarios that speculate about the experience of urban life and how it might change in the near...
Oakley, I., Lee, D., Islam, M. R. & Esteves, A. (2015). Beats: tapping gestures for smart watches. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1237-1246. doi:10.1145/2702123.2702226. ISBN 978-1-4503-3145-6
Interacting with smartwatches poses new challenges. Although capable of displaying complex content, their extremely small screens poorly match many of the touchscreen interact...
Esteves, A., Bakker, S., Antle, A., May, A., Warren, J. & Oakley, I. (2015). The ATB Framework: quantifying and classifying epistemic strategies in tangible problem-solving tasks. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, 13-20. doi:10.1145/2677199.2680546. ISBN 978-1-4503-3305-4
In task performance, pragmatic actions refer to behaviors that make direct progress, while epistemic actions involve altering the world so that cognitive processes are faster,...
Ammeloot, A. (2014). Supporting the meeting journey: understanding and designing collaborative device ecologies. In ITS '15 Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, 463-468. doi:10.1145/2817721.2820988. ISBN 978-1-4503-3899-8
The combination of personal and mobile technologies (Bring Your Own Device) with technology-augmented spaces designed for collaboration offers new design challenges for the HC...
Zaffiro, G., Melissa, B., Brynskov, M. & Smyth, M. (2014). Designing digital urban interactions industry landscape and market analysis. In 13th International Conference on e-Society 2015, 249-254. ISBN 978-989-8533-32-6
Urban Interaction Design addresses the question of how we, as physical beings, will interact with the technologically augmented, data-rich urban environments that increasingly...
Scottish Funding Council
Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required f...
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The app...
To explore, understand and develop intuitive interaction technologies for simultaneous multi-user collaborative experiences in immersive digital domes
A digital dome is a large physical object that can fully immerse one or more users and present them digital material via rear projection onto the dome’s surface. Such a syste...
Citizen Bank is looking to work with the University to explore the potential of using technology as a mechanism to aid in community participation. This collaboration seeks to explore the t...
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating,...
User Experience report detailing system technology, persona's, scenarios, wire-frame and recommendations for future work. Partial on-line ...
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
Due to a change in business focus by the client, some anticipated material was not available to the university and so the project was shortened (by 30%) and realigned. A Report was del...
The aim of the project is to investigate the digital tourism strategy for Glenlivet and to outline a design for the smugglers trail
A report for a start-up company on the categories of potential customers, their requirements and expectations, and a rationale for development priorities to ensure maximum commercialisation ...
Exploring and evaluating professional use cases for Flexpansion’s advanced word prediction, where specialised language is being used. Bespoke vocabularies can be added to the app.
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented tec...
The thesis describes an investigation into how people learn to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies. This includes ...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
Technological developments in feature extraction, classification, modeling, and data mapping enabl...
07 November 2016
11 November 2016
28 June 2016
Augusto Esteves was awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant (http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/research-schemes/research-incentive-grants.html).
21 April 2016
21 April 2016
The MAZI project was an exhibitor at the Netfutures 2016 conference in Brussels in April. The conference, attracting over 1,000 attendees, aims to maximize competitivenes...
26 January 2016
26 January 2016
The MAZI grant application for the EU Horizon2020 CAPS framework was successful and the project started officially on January 1st, 2016.
22 June 2016
22 June 2016
Prof Benyon gave an invited presentation at the eTail conference in London on June 22nd. This is one of the major commercially-focused conferences in Europe.
18 January 2016
18 January 2016
The School of Computing recently held a Research day where staff and PhD students shared their expertise in the form of a "One-Minute-Madness". Each of the 68 researchers who ...